I’ve always loved long-exposure photography. There’s something special in how a camera captures the night and it’s clear to see that there’s something special in the way Peter Bialobrzeski captures it too. Bialobrzeski is a leading German documentary photographers and the Professor for photography at the University of the Arts Bremen. Over the last eight years he has published eight books and has also taken part in a number of international exhibitions. In 2003 and 2010 he won the prestigious World Press Photo Award.
While Bialobrzeski’s work doesn’t deal exclusively in night photography, I thought I’d share a few of his shots with you today. Much of his work focuses on the huge changes that have been impacting on the cities in the East and especially the effects of post-industrial architecture on the landscape. His images often buzz with the frenzied glow of neon lights or flash bright with the orange of speeding cars. These are images of cities in moments of flux – beautiful yet terrifying.